Proclamations help to create a public awareness of special events and are intended for the betterment of the community. Occasionally the City receives requests from organizations or internal departments to declare or proclaim certain dates for specific causes (e.g. Race Relations Week, International Women's Day, etc.). A proclamation may be issued for a day, a week or a month.

Requesting a proclamation

The City's policy states that proclamations are undertaken only on matters that relate directly to the specific operations of the municipality. Once reviewed and approved the Proclamation will be posted on the City website.

Proclamation requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk three weeks prior to the special occasion. Return the completed form to:

Office of the City Clerk Attn: Proclamations
500 Donald Street East, First Floor
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3

Fax: 807-625-2233

If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to the City of Thunder Bay. As well, please provide a draft of the proclamation. The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to edit the proclamation to ensure proper format and grammar.

Request a proclamation application form



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Museum Month 2023

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY, 2023

WHEREAS, the 700+ museums, art galleries, and heritage sites across Ontario are key assets to education, employment, economic development, tourism, culture, and equity; and

WHEREAS, museums support the ability of Ontario municipalities to attract skilled workers in all sectors, including a workforce of museum professionals and volunteers; and

WHEREAS, this month provides an opportunity to recognize the vital rose museums play in helping to achieve recovery and rebuilding across Ontario....

National Day of Mourning 2023

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 28, 2023

WHEREAS, April 28th is a day set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives has been lost, those who have been injured or disabled on the job, or who suffer from occupational diseases; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay is committed to establishing and maintaining safe workplace conditions for our workers; and

WHEREAS, the National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and originally launched by the Canadian Labour Congress...

Human Values Day 2023

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 24, 2023

WHEREAS, raising and increasing awareness of the basic Human Value of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence, as well as all the multiple sub values like honesty, integrity, kindness and caring in the City of Thunder Bay is a primary goal of this wonderful city; and

WHEREAS, these values are inherent in all creeds, countries, cultures and communities, making these values truly Values without Boarders; and

WHEREAS, making the City of Thunder Bay a ‘City of Character’ is...

National Volunteer Week 2023

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 16-22, 2023

WHEREAS, 24 million Canadians give their time through formal or informal types of volunteering, contributing close to 5 billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay mentor our children, support those feeling isolated, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support families, friends, neighbors and strangers, people standing up to...

Honeybee Appreciation Months 2023

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:16 AM


WHEREAS, the honeybee is responsible for pollination of nearly 3 quarters of plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. A 3rd of the world’s production depends on honeybees and pollinators. Ex every 3rd spoonful of food depends on pollination and;

WHEREAS, the honeybee is one of the most vital species that plays the essential roles as one of the major pollinators, thus ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and;

WHEREAS, the honeybee is...